Archive for rep. louie gohmert

VIDEO: "They should start tying a bell around these [GOP fringe] guys so we can tell when they're coming."

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Rachel Maddow did a great job highlighting the fringiest of the conservative fringe. Here are excerpts of her segment wrap-up, but please watch the entire video. She nailed it, as usual, especially the bell-the-cat suggestion:

"They can mingle in"? What exactly is the argument here? Latinos crossing the border won't be able to tell if there's an Arab secretly trying to cross the border with them because they all look alike and they might accidentally help bring an Arab over here, mingled in?

Is that the argument? Seriously?

Louie Gohmert, Steve King, Donald Trump, that guy running in New Jersey, Art Robinson, okay. This guy's chair of the ... Armed Services Committee in the House, thanks to the Republican party!

They should start tying a bell around these guys or something so we can tell when they're coming.

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What I will not write about today

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Sometimes I get so frustrated and/or disheartened and/or annoyed by some of the news stories of the day that I can’t bring myself to write about them. Here are a few recent reports that made my blood pressure hit the roof. I am avoiding delving into them at length out of concern for my physical and mental health.

See what I mean? So who’s up for a couple of Margs or a trough of wine?

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La Cucaracha-- Louie Gohmert: "A burrito is just a taco in a burqa."

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A major advantage of having a Twitter pal like the wonderful Lalo Alcaraz (@LaloAlcaraz) is that he generously shares his work with us.

In his comic strip today, Lalo zeroed in on the all too prevalent Republican ignorance and Islamophobic tendencies.

How’s that reachy-outy, makeovery, reinventiony thing workin’ for ya, Louie?

Yes, to Gohmert, Hispanics are really Muslims in disguise, and burritos should be placed on terrorist watch lists.

Here’s today’s La Cucaracha:

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What I will not write about today

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Sometimes I get so frustrated and/or disheartened and/or annoyed by some of the news stories of the day that I can’t bring myself to write about them. Here are a few recent reports that made my blood pressure hit the roof. I am avoiding delving into them at length out of concern for my physical and mental health.

See what I mean? So who’s up for a couple of Margs or a trough of wine?

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VIDEO- Louie Gohmert (R-TX): "How many rounds do you want to be limited to in your magazine as you sit & wait?"

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Performance artist Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) doesn't think we need gun safety legislation because we should all be as armed and dangerous as terrorists while "sitting in our homes" as law enforcement professionals do their job... professionally. And lawfully.

Hey Louie, what if someone with an assault weapon, who is not trained the way the pros are, who is on edge and filled with fear, sprays someone with bullets who is not a terrorist? What if a terrorist shoots the person sitting in their chair first and then takes (and uses) their weapon? What if police officers and government agencies instruct civilians (as they did in this case) to "not act on their own"?

What if you just do this:

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Via Right Wing Watch:

Gohmert:

What hit me this morning when I heard the residents there around Boston and in the area where they thought someone might be were ordered to stay in their homes, businesses were ordered closed, public transportation was ordered closed. Let me ask you, if you’re sitting in your home and you know there are only two possibilities for people coming to your door, one is law enforcement and the other is somebody who has already killed Americans and continues to do so, how many rounds do you want to be limited to in your magazine as you sit in your chair and wait?

The Blaze:

That's a brilliant question.

What a brilliant comeback from The Blaze to such brilliance coming from brilliant Gomer Gohmert, demonstrating how two brilliant analysts engaging in brilliant conversation can come to such brilliant conclusions.

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Think Progress adds this:

...Gohmert claimed that the Boston tragedy should give pause to immigration reform advocates who seek to reform the system, an argument that several Republican leaders are now advancing.

There's that Republican rebranding effort again, striving for outreach, remaking their small-minded image, and falling flat on their hypocritical faces in the process.

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VIDEO: Archie Bunker on gun control. Sound familiar? Compare/contrast to Gohmert, Russell Pearce, Pres. Obama

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I'm bumping up this post from July 22, 2012 (with minor tweaks) because it's more timely than ever in light of the Newton, Connecticut massacre.

If Norman Lear tried to sell "All in the Family" today, he'd get turned down for being too offensive. Think about that a good long time.

I’m so glad my pal Diane Sweet linked me to this video. As she so astutely said, “If you sound like Archie Bunker it might be time to rethink your position.”

The more things change…

Now take a look at this July 20, 2012 video of contrasting reactions to the Colorado shootings from Pres. Obama and GOP Rep. Louie Bunker, er, Gohmert. [Pres. Obama's January 14, 2013 press conference on life-saving policies regarding guns here]

And finally, here are a couple of screen grabs of ex-Sen. Russell Bunker, er, Pearce in his own words, via his Facebook page:

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AUDIO-- The always classy Rep. Gohmert (R-TX) insults Pelosi... again: "There’s no facelift with John Boehner. He is who he is."

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O’Connor:

"So basically John Boehner became Nancy Pelosi without the charm?"

Gohmert:

"For the last two years. Let’s give him credit. There’s no facelift with John Boehner. He is who he is."

The above clip is from GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert's conversation with guest host Larry O’Connor on the Dennis Miller Show, courtesy of Think Progress.

This would be the same Louie Gohmert, a birther, who recently pushed a theory that President Obama helped oust Muammar Qaddafi “so that al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood could take over Libya”; who wants to arm teachers with assault rifles; who said that the shootings that took place in the Aurora, Colo. movie theater were a result of “ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs” and questioned why nobody else in the theater had a gun to take down the shooter; who cast President Obama as an "evil emperor"; who joked about hitting “Nancy Pelosi” with a golf club; who lied at tea party rally: "I brought an abortion to show you"; who suggested that NYC 9/11 trials would be an "insane" gambit to create more jobs?...

You get the idea.

This man is an elected representative. Elected!

And because he represents those who voted for him (they did what again?), then clearly, many of his fellow Texans feel it's acceptable to desperately resort to jokes about a fellow Congress member's appearance.

Then again, she's just, you know, a woman.

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